Sep 17, 2014 13:27 Pelicans sign Jimmer Fredette, Patric Young Pelicans sign Jimmer Fredette, Patric Young Advocate news services Sept. 17, 2014 Comments The New Orleans Pelicans announced Thusday that the team signed guard Jimmer Fredette and center Patric Young. Terms of the contracts were not released. Fredette (6-2, 195) averaged 6.9 points, 1.9 assists, while shooting 40.9 percent from 3-point range. The former BYU standout, appeared in 49 combined games for Sacramento and Chicago and averaged 5.6 points per game, while shooting a career-high 41.7 field goal percentage. Young, an undrafted free agent, appeared in 150 games over four seasons at Florida and averaged 8.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in 24.3 minutes. The former Gator (6-9, 240) helped guide Florida to three Southeastern Conference championships during his tenure and an appearance in the Final Four in his senior season. A member of the New Orleans Pelicans 2014 Summer League team, Young appeared in all five of the team’s contests in the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and posted averages of 7.4 points and 8.0 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game. U.S. national team CLIPPERS’ Griffin withdraws from team: In Los Angeles, Blake Griffin has withdrawn from playing for the U.S. national basketball team this summer. The Los Angeles Clippers star was one of 19 players selected to the roster from which the World Cup team will be chosen. Griffin said Thursday that he wants to dedicate all his energy on improving and preparing for the upcoming NBA season. Griffin joins Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook in not participating. Westbrook dropped out to rest previous knee injuries. The Americans begin training camp Monday in Las Vegas. Magic Second-round pick Marble signs: In Orlando, Fla., the Orlando Magic will have all three of their draft picks in training camp following the signing of second-round pick Devyn Marble. Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan announced the signing of the 56th pick Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. Marble joins fellow Magic first-round selections Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, who have already signed contracts. Orlando picked up the extra pick on draft night, along with Evan Fournier, by trading veteran Arron Afflalo to Denver. The 6-foot-6 Marble finished his career at Iowa as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer, averaging 17 points and 3.6 assists as a senior. MAVERICKS SIGN former All-Star PG Nelson : In Dallas, the Mavericks signed former All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson as a free agent. Terms of the deal announced Thursday weren’t released, but it is reportedly a one-year contract for the team’s salary cap exception of $2.7 million. Nelson spent his first 10 seasons with Orlando after the Magic acquired his rights from Denver, which took him with the 20th overall pick in 2004. The 32-year-old has career averages of 12.6 points and 5.4 assists. Orlando waived its career leader in assists on June 30. Nelson was an All-Star in 2009, when he averaged 16.7 points and shot 50 percent from the field, including 45 percent from 3-point range. He joins a crowded list at point guard alongside Devin Harris and Raymond Felton.